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10/24/2006 Past Hall of Fame Celebrations
8th Annual UTC Hall of Fame Celebration

Inductees: Jim Kajiya and Dinesh Patel. Keynote: Steve Ballmer, President and CEO, Microsoft 

Friday, October 30, 2006 at the Little America

The Annual Hall of Fame event honors individuals with Utah ties who have made global contributions to the information technology and life science industries through new technology, innovation and leadership. 

2006 Hall of Fame Inductees

Dinesh Patel - "Father of Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals"
Dinesh Patel, a managing director and founding partner of vSpring Capital, is considered by many to be the father of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals in the Mountain West region. Founder, chairman and CEO of Ashni Naturaceuticals, a company focused on development and marketing of naturaceutical products, Patel has served as chairman and CEO of TheraTech, a biotechnology company which he took public and sold for $350 million to Watson Pharmaceuticals. , a managing director and founding partner of vSpring Capital, is considered by many to be the father of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals in the Mountain West region. Founder, chairman and CEO of Ashni Naturaceuticals, a company focused on development and marketing of naturaceutical products, Patel has served as chairman and CEO of TheraTech, a biotechnology company which he took public and sold for $350 million to Watson Pharmaceuticals. [
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Jim Kajiya - "Distinguished Engineer"
An Academy Award winner, Jim Kajiya began his career as a hardware designer. He worked for Quad Eight Electronics where he designed automated mix-down equipment and SMPTE time-code synchronizers. He then joined Evans and Sutherland as the project engineer for its frame buffer – the first commercially-available random access frame buffer. [
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2006 Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker


steveballmerSteve Ballmer
President & CEO
Microsoft
A graduate of Harvard University in Mathematics and Economics, Ballmer also attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Keynote Address

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